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What happens when a couple sells everything in search of the next adventure…we're still finding out!


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Save me from boredom & grant me rave reviews Mexican Marinade!

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This is meat in a bag smothered in delicious fresh, zesty yumminess. Continue reading

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Lisbon’s Santa Justa lift

Lisbon is beautiful and artistic.  Here’s a bit more of what you get to see while you’re there. Continue reading


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Euro Tour Day 1 Warsaw

Well we left our cell phone on the plane so that was a sucky start but it’s been all up hill from there…

Here’s a snapshot of day 1:

Started  day with falafel and beer, needed grounding after the 9hr flight,  not apologizing that’s just the way we replace our electrluticals (yes a fake remedy to a fake malady).

Service everywhere has been  incredible. For everything. We want to send everyone home so we can always feel like this.

Ummmmm 4 to 1 exchange rate What!!!!

We have been up and down Novy Swiat twice. Basically a 20 min Blvd that takes you through a katrillion open air cafes and restaurants surrounded by castles…seriously!

And we have grazed the day away with:      pierogi, sangria, borscht, knushki, plazci and cabbage rolls. The last 2 in a 17th century building, in the dark due to a lighting storm …everyone just moved their candles closer to their food and carried on…welcome to beautiful Poland.

Salmon, napa cabbage, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper and wine for your efforts!


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Summer Dinner Idea -Braised Napa Cabbage with Salmon

Summer raft up in cottage country

Raft Up on Boshkung Lake

Still lots of nice days left although the morning temperature is starting to take an Olympic dive.
Don’t waste your time building elaborate menus right now.
There’s still swimming and hiking and general ‘being outside’ stuff to do.

Here’s a recipe that will make you look like a superstar at the end of a fun filled day that you actually got to participate in because you weren’t hanging around the kitchen! Continue reading

BBQ Expectations are high on the long weekend


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It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you plate the food!

This summer is screaming past so quickly – is it just me?

Remember the days when summer felt like an entire lifetime and you actually started looking forward to going back to school and seeing your friends?

Incidentally those were the same days that ALL the stores were closed on Sundays and that meant calling someone on the telephone which was attached to the kitchen wall and making plans to GO OUTSIDE and ride bikes or something while you stretched that twirly phone cord around the kitchen into the living room and probably around your body.

Childhood days revisited

Yes – that’s me the bald one on the left (long story).

It’s a generational thing – I may have lost some of you on the whole twirly cord thing! Continue reading


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A girl walks into a Tim Horton’s…

Is there anything more Canadian than standing in a Tim Horton’s on Canada Day morning?  I think not.

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There I was, picking up a coffee and a cruller for Stevo, just like everyone else in line, except they’re not on a cleanse so there’s that… Continue reading


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I am going to make YOU so popular!

Canada Day and Memorial Day weekend – be it at the cottage,  camping, or your backyard today is not just a today celebration.  It’s a whole weekend filled with smells from the BBQ, laughter from outside and the odd Bloody Caesar or even beer! Continue reading


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Dear Body I’m sorry!


While everyone was having fun bbqing with libations and hor dourves this past weekend…

I was …not.  Continue reading


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Arti Bites

Artichoke BitesA savory appetizer that may not be in your ‘go to’ file!

INGREDIENTS
12oz jar marinated artichoke hearts               1/2 tsp salt
1 onion finely chopped                                     1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1 large garlic clove minced                               Tabasco to taste
4 eggs beaten                                                    Pinch Black Pepper
1/4 cup fine breadcrumbs                                 2 cups shredded cheddar

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 325
DRAIN artichokes reserving 1/4cup of marinade
CHOP artichokes up (1/2″)
FRY up garlic and onion in reserved marinade til softened (5 min)
BEAT eggs in medium sized bowl
ADD onion/garlic mix, bread crumbs, S&P, Tabasco and pepper
STIR in cheese then artichokes
POUR into square greased 8″ glass baking dish
BAKE at 325 for 30-40min til not jiggly in the center
COOL 15min
Cut into squares, serve warm or cold
                                           ~ENJOY~

Adapted from Sip to Shore Cocktails and Hors D’ourves

 

 


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BACON…

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What’s not to love here?  This is where Knot Anchored plays in the cold winter months. Continue reading